Wilkes University

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering student works on perfecting a lab assignment in a Wilkes University classroom.

Hands-on Experience

Wilkes University’s engineering programs combine small class sizes with advanced research and unparalleled hands-on learning opportunities.

Students in our ABET-accredited program work one-on-one with expert faculty in cutting-edge fields such as fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, mechanical design, microfluidics, robotics and nanotechnology.

Our engineering faculty are active teachers who work closely with students in classrooms and laboratories; labs are not taught by graduate student teaching assistants. As part of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management, you will graduate with confidence in your ability to understand and solve problems because we will help you develop a mental discipline for critical thinking.


Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management program's mission is to enable the professional development of students' abilities for analysis and design within the context of environment. The Wilkes view emphasizes engineering as a creative, hands-on profession with leadership responsibilities. Teamwork, ethics, and professional communications permeate the educational experience to enhance the graduate's technical problem solving ability. Wilkes Engineering graduates will possess the vision, confidence and will to pursue and assume increasing responsibilities in engineering and leadership throughout their careers.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management vision is to be recognized as the finest small engineering program in Pennsylvania.

2015 TecBridge Business Plan Competition 2015 Wild Card Winner, Kraken Boardsports, features Wilkes students Mike Grobinski (mechanical engineering), Dan Lykens (Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering), Alex Planer(mechanical engineering), and Brandon Carey (business).